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After leaving Manzanar, we traveled North on the 395 Highway, en route to Yosemite. But we got hungry near Bishop California.
I love Bishop. It is the Gateway to many adventures. Hiking, Camping, Skiing, Fishing, and so much more.
But there is a spot there that can not go unnoticed.
... of Mother Nature once again. Took detour off 395 to see South Tufa of Mono Lake. Absolutely amazing to me. I have seen the pictures in books more than once over the years and now I've seen them firsthand. My photos will not do them justice as is often the case. Some howling and yapping started as we approached the shore -- coyotes we suspect.
Conway 8138 feet. ...
... vehicles) that I'm convinced are looking on in amusement at our (not subtlety coloured and entirely inappropriate) car creeping along at 5mph. In the end I gave up, did a u-turn, and shamefully retreated back to town on the main road, oh well! In the evening we ate at a place Pete had read about called the Texas Smoke House, it was rough and ready but super tasty. Then we hit the Whiskey Creek saloon for a beer. Good beer, good food, good views, great day. ...
... as far as we could and saw a little bit of the bright turquoise lake.
Then we found the trail again and walked until we saw Moonlight Falls in the distance. I told Dad I wanted to go right up to it. So we left the trail and Dad led the way. We had to cross a couple streams, but we found our way to the falls without a problem. It was neat because we could walk right up to the falls and stand right next to it. I think the flow was much lighter than what it can be, but it was neat ...
... and a pain to clean up, since we had to clean a pan we used as a skillet. After we cooked breakfast, washed the dishes backpacking style (so no food gets in nature), and packed up our stuff again, over four hours had passed! It takes so much time to do things backpacking I learned. It took us about 4 hours to eat breakfast, wash dishes, and get ready for the day each day.
It was about 9:40am when we finally were at the car and ready to go. We drove to the trailhead and ...